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MSc Biomedical Laboratory Sciences

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Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Science Laboratory Practice Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of modern biomedical laboratory sciences.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.
  • Enhance investigative skills including the design, execution and interpretation of practical work.

Biomedical science plays a pivotal role in healthcare. This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for highly skilled biomedical researchers across a range of industries. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes and relate these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in a range of model diseases.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course provides grounding in a range of scientific disciplines applicable to modern Biomedical Laboratory Science including cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology. You will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of different diseases from a cellular to whole system level and discuss methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients.

You will apply your theoretical knowledge of disease systems to conduct a practical investigative research project. The programme provides you with the opportunity for career development within the area of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, either as a researcher within a clinical or commercial setting or as a PhD student within the biomedical field.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • academic advice
  • a programme of laboratory-based practical classes
  • full semester research project

Future careers

This courses prepares you for a career in

  • health biotechnology sector
  • industrial biotechnology sector
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • academic research.


Research Project (60 Credits) - Core
Mechanisms Of Disease (15 Credits) - Core
Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice (30 Credits) - Core
Applied Diagnostics (15 Credits) - Core
Applied Laboratory Practice (15 Credits) - Core
Case Studies In Pathology (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered.

University information

When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University students will be working at the cutting edge of their discipline, using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace. There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a...more

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